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3/14/15-Phil Collins: Texan?!

todayMarch 14, 2015

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Phil CollinsPhil Collins has been made an honorary Texan by the state’s legislature.
The honor was bestowed on Wednesday in a ceremony at the state capitol building in Austin in response to Collins’ donation of hundreds of pieces of historical artifacts from the Alamo that he had collected over the years. The collection was considered the largest in the world and is documented in Collins’ 2012 book The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey.
Collins stated that his fascination with the Alamo and the Texas Revolution started as a child when he watched the U.S. import TV show Davy Crockett.
State representative Lyle Larson told the San Antonio Express-News ‘I think no one could ever imagine that someone from England could do this, much less from Texas. The generosity that he’s demonstrated will have a profound impact on telling the story.’

Written by: Barry Scott

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